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Hanalei Beach

Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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“soft sand” (25 reviews)
“body surfing” (20 reviews)
Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great beach to spend the day at. It is very pretty with the Hanalei town behind it and the mountains off to the side of the beach. The waves here are rather small but they break perfect to learn to surf and...More

Thank Russ A
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went here several times on our trip to Kauai. We stayed in Princeville, so Hanalei was close. The beach at sunset was really beautiful. Great waves, clear water. I highly recommend going here!

Thank Molly4749
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous beach! Not good for snorkeling but great for swimming, surfing, paddle boarding etc. Bring a beach umbrella, no shade.

Thank Vicki T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is a nice beach, with great waves for body surfing. It wasn't very busy in spite of it being a very nice day. It looked very children friendly with a gradual slope into the water.

Thank Oscar_Retriever
Reviewed 1 week ago

So we arrived at Hannelai bay/beach on a cloudy afternoon with not much sunlight to sparkle what we later discovered was gorgeous blue green water, the sand looked a bit drab and the water dull, there were crowds- it wasn't at its best. The incredible...More

Thank Lisha12
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever visited. The sand was fine and clean, the views stunning and the water amazing. You need to visit.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to Hanalei Beach to renew our vows for our 25th Anniversary at sunset. It is a beautiful beach and we knew if it rained we could do our renewal under the pavilion on the pier. We also paddle boarded and watched the surfers.

Thank Laree' L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Surrounded by Beauty... Sandy beaches and blue water with green mountains make this a place of Beauty. Spend the day relaxing on another great beach on Kauai.

Thank Don C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would suggest not going on a weekend, as the locals are enjoying their beautiful bay and beach. But, sunrise is spectacular. Even if it is raining, you might get a rainbow!!! The beach entry is gradual and very easy to wade out, as long...More

Thank GloriasTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great family beach location. Water is pretty calm and shallow for a good distance out. A great place to learn how to surf.

Thank SmileyMaile9
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What are the best restaurants for eating and watching the sunset?
18 January 2017|
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Response from beachmiker | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend the St. Regis or the best, Happy Talk Lounge at the Hanna Bay Resort.
Rebecca Becky F
I am interested in less frequented beaches.
1 January 2017|
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Response from Natalya A | Reviewed this property |
Hideaways beach Baby beach in poipu
Will we be able to swim at this beach in early December?
11 May 2016|
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Response from Fitzsidu | Reviewed this property |
- you can swim here year round!